To Make a Donation to the VFW Department of Florida

- 8/15/2019

The VFW was founded to assure those who have protected our country are protected in return. This comes in the form of patriotic programs, being an advocate for veteran’s entitlements in Tallahassee and in Washington, D.C. The Florida VFW Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that supports a wide range of programs and services for veterans, active duty military, and their families. The Foundation is providing financial assistance to families of deployed troops, assisting veterans with benefits claims, and providing free phone calls for soldiers overseas. We can’t do this without the generosity of others. Today you can honor and help them by making a generous donation to the Department of Florida VFW Foundation. We thank you in advance for your consideration.


Department of Florida VFW Foundation Inc. (Earmark Department of Florida Foundation)
543 NE Sanchez Ave.
Ocala, Florida 34470

"Other possible donations made for other Veterans of foreign wars support earmark”


Current Post 12186 Fundraisers
1. December Cash Raffle - Tickets available from Post and Auxiliary members at Oldsmar 2nd Friday, the upcoming Chamber event, and Thursdays at Teco Hall within the Oldsmar Library. You can also contact David Bear at 727-359-6137 or David McKinley at 513-340-2600 for tickets. 
2. Quilt raffle - tickets available at the same times as noted above. 
VFW Honors Local Post Commander KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July [date], 2020) —
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is pleased to announced David Bear has achieved All-American status as a Post commander. To achieve this honor, Post commanders must meet strict requirements in their role to include exceptional leadership, authentic accomplishment in membership growth and strong support of VFW core programs.
Commander Bear, a Gold Legacy Life member and commander of Post 12186 in Oldsmar, Florida, is one of 251 VFW Post commanders worldwide to earn the title of All-American Commander. His hard work played an integral role helping the organization successfully remain focused on its service to veterans amid the COVID-19 pandemic. "Commanders like David Bear are a fine example of VFW leadership, and it’s their hard work and dedication to the mission and values of our organization that has rightly earned them this great honor,” said VFW Membership Director Rick Butler.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is the nation's largest and oldest major war veterans organization. Founded in 1899, the congressionally chartered VFW is comprised entirely of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. With more than 1.5 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in 6,000 Posts worldwide, the nonprofit veterans service organization is proud to proclaim "NO ONE DOES MORE FOR VETERANS” than the VFW, which is dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs. For more information or to join, visit our website at
-vfw Media contact: Rick Butler, membership director, 
VFW Post 12186 will start their first fundraiser - a month long cash raffle in December 2020.
Tickets will be $10.00 each for 31 chances to win. Daily winners selected by the Florida pick 3 evening (pm) lottery. 
Daily $100.00 winners with a double payout on December 7th, 24th, 25th, and 31st.
Points of Contact for tickets and other information are David Bear - 727-359-6137
                                                                                        David McKinley 513-340-2600
VFW Post 12186 Auxiliary officers were installed on 23 May 2020 at 1 pm. At the beginning of the VFW District 21 Auxiliary meeting at VFW Post 7987, 7445 Chester McKay Dr, New Port Richey, Fl. 34655
VFW Post 12186 officers were installed on 28 May 2020 at 6:30 pm (1830 hours) in Veterans Park, 250 Shore Dr, Oldsmar, Fl. 34667.